1. She would have liked to have been an actress in another life. When she writes she acts out each scene in her mind.

2. She recently discovered that she likes house music.

3. As well as reading crime and psychological thrillers she loves literary fiction. Chimamanda Ngozi, Christos Tsiolkas, John Updike, Sebastian Faulkes, and Louis de Berniere are amongst her favourite writers,

4. She has sailed across the Atlantic in a clipper ship.

5. Writing is for her, not a chore, but a pleasure.